Man Dies In South Edmonton After Confrontation With Police

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A man has died and Alberta’s Serious Crimes Response Team is investigating the case following Tuesday’s confrontation that took place at the Southside Hotel, police say.

Officers have received a call from the hotel, which is located on the 53rd Avenue and Calgary Trail, noting that an individual was destroying vehicles and firing shots from a gun, a news release said.

The man took off but police managed to find him after 10 minutes a couple of blocks away at 54th Avenue and Gateway Boulevard.

After a short foot chase, police cornered the man, and a confrontation ensued, leading the officers to discharge their firearms.

The news release also said that police recovered a firearm at the scene.

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